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Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:57pm
Scarecrow Press

Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the U.S. and Canada for an anthology. Interested in such topics as: Women Founding Online Companies; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman's Studies Resources and Curriculum; Surveys/Interviews of Innovative Women on the Web.

Chapters of 3,000-4,000 words or two chapters coming to that word count (up to 3 co-authors) on how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field and provided new opportunities for women, are all welcome. Practical, how-to-do-it, anecdotal and innovative writing based on experience how women make money on the Web, further careers. One complimentary copy per chapter, discount on additional copies.

Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:53pm
Scarecrow Press

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters for a handbook on strengthening and expanding services to the large age group called baby boomers. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; encouraging endowments and advocacy; programming and workshops in such areas as tax preparation, memoir, health; maximizing their experience as volunteers; instruction and use of technology; needs assessment surveys; genealogy and oral histories; grant writing.

China: Curating, Exhibitions and Display Culture

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:37am
Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of Curatorial Studies invites original research articles on the subject of curating, exhibitions and display culture in China. The rapid transformation of China's market economy and urban environment has been paralleled by a burgeoning artistic and cultural sphere. Museums, biennials and alternative institutions have gained important footholds despite the spectre of state censorship. This special issue seeks articles that explore the dynamics and tensions of recent developments in Chinese exhibitionary practices.

Waco | The Myths of Fear. Governments, conspiracies conference, 2013 (October 25, 2013 - Nyíregyháza, Hungary)

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 10:33am
Szoboszlay György / Institute of History and Philosophy at College of Nyíregyháza

The idea of the conference has been built around the anniversaries of three historical moments of the United States: the ratification of the 16th amendment to the US constitution (1913), the "martyrdom" of Gordon Kahl (1983) and the tragic Waco siege (1993). These events also constitute highlighted topics of the American "patriot", right-wing extremist conspiracy universe for decades.

[Deadline Extended]Explorations of Childhood in Nineteenth Century Working Class Life Writing (PAMLA)

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 9:46am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel is designed to examine ideas of childhood based on the life writing of working class people. Life writing texts could include autobiographies, diaries, letters,compilations of life writing fragments, and/or solicited writings from various social organizations. Questions to consider include, but are not limited to, the folowing: How is child labor/schooling discussed in life writing from working class individuals? How are ideas of childhood vs. adulthood altered through the necessities of class and work? Questions such as these can highlight how ideas of childhood are frequently tied to middle class identity and development, especially during the nineteenth century.

PAMLA 2013 Standing Session: Science Fiction (Submission Deadline: 4/15/13)

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:39am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Paper proposals are requested for scholarship on science fiction in literature, television, and film.

Conference dates: Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Conference venue: The entire conference will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

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You may submit multiple papers to PAMLA, but you may submit only one paper to each session, and you may only present one paper at the conference.

Papers may not be read in absentia.